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‘Diamonds & Boots’ fair royalty to be crowned Aug. 3

July 30, 2014
‘Diamonds & Boots’ fair royalty to be crowned Aug. 3

MCP’s coverage of the 78th Western Michigan Fair is brought to you through the generous support of FloraCraft of Ludington, www.FloraCraft.com and Squires Family Chiropractic, 414 E. U.S. 10, Scottville; 231-757-3356; www.drlewissquires.com. The fair will be held Tuesday, Aug. 5 through Saturday, Aug. 9 at the Mason County Fairgrounds on U.S. 10 east of Ludington.  By Allison Scarbrough. Contributing Editor. PERE MARQUETTE TWP.…

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Franz encouraging voters to vote yes on Prop. 1

July 29, 2014
Franz encouraging voters to vote yes on Prop. 1

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief.  Next Tuesday voters will be asked to decide on Proposal 1, officially known as Michigan Use Tax and Community Stabilization Share. In a nutshell, the proposal is providing an alternative source of income to municipalities in place of the state’s elimination…

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WSCC offers grandparent college

July 29, 2014

VICTORY TWP. – Registration is now open for West Shore Community College’s Grand College Experience which will take place on Fri., August 15, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., on the campus. This Grandparents College offers community members the unique opportunity to spend time with a grandchild,…

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One week ’til the fair

July 29, 2014
One week ’til the fair

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief.  PERE MARQUETTE TWP. — The 78th Western Michigan Fair kicks off one week from today at the Mason County Fairgrounds on U.S. 10 just east of…

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Probate Court hosting child welfare law conference

July 29, 2014

VICTORY TWP. — The Mason County Probate Court is hosting a child welfare law conference and training at West Shore Community College on Friday August 1, 2014, starting at 8:30…

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Gasta has become western Michigan’s premier Celtic duo

July 29, 2014
Gasta has become western Michigan’s premier Celtic duo

Tonight at Scottville Clown Band Shell. SCOTTVILLE – This week’s Tuesday night Scottville Clown Band Shell Concert Series will feature Gasta. Formed in 2009 and hailing from Oceana County, Nathan…

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Obit: Jon L. Saxton, 72, Scottville

July 29, 2014
Obit: Jon L. Saxton, 72, Scottville

Jon L Saxton was born on July 19, 1942 in rural Mason County, the only child of Orvan & Nondes (Leedy) Saxton. His parents owned a farm in Riverton Township where…

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Mechanical bull to be featured at this week’s Rhythm & Dune concert

July 29, 2014

LUDINGTON — This Saturday’s West Shore Bank Rhythm & Dunes concert will feature not only the Megastars of Country band but will also include “Charlie,” a mechanical bull. For those…

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Scattered thunderstorms possible today

July 29, 2014
Scattered thunderstorms possible today

The weather report for Mason County is sponsored by Superior Electric of Ludington: 231-845-0126; www.supelectric.com. Tuesday, July 29, 2014: A few showers in the morning with scattered thunderstorms arriving in the afternoon.…

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Name that tune at Scottville Senior Center

July 29, 2014

SCOTTVILLE — The Scottville Senior Center presents “Name That Tune,” Thursday, July 31 at 4:30 p.m. The event will begin with a potluck dinner followed by the game with pianist…

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Mercy Health Partners opens practice in Ludington

July 29, 2014
Mercy Health Partners opens practice in Ludington

LUDINGTON – In the wake of Grand Rapids based Spectrum Health taking over Memorial Medical Center, Muskegon’s Mercy Health Partners has announced its first primary care practice in Mason County.…

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Future looks bleak if 911 millage fails

July 28, 2014
Future looks bleak if 911 millage fails

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. WEARE TWP. — Slower response times and the dispatch center’s eventual closing are on the horizon if next Tuesday’s 911 millage request fails. The emergency…

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Community mental health to host art exhibit

July 28, 2014

West Michigan Community Mental Health System will host a special traveling art display of the Michigan Association of Community Mental Health Boards titled “Creative Minds Changing Minds.” The exhibit features…

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Wrestling tourney raises money for LHS team

July 28, 2014
Wrestling tourney raises money for LHS team

Photo and information submitted by Marnie Nickelson. LUDINGTON — A wrestling take-down tournament was held Saturday at Ludington Health Club to raise money for the Ludington High School wrestling team.…

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Library offering art classes

July 28, 2014

LUDINGTON — Mason County District Library will be holding a eeries of art exploration classes in August. The classes are sponsored by West Shore Art League. The classes are for…

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House of Flavors requesting tax abatement

July 28, 2014

LUDINGTON — House of Flavors, Inc. is requesting a tax abatement from the City of Ludington for nearly $1 million in new equipment. According to a letter from House of…

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Beach 911 will teach kids about safety, emergencies

July 28, 2014

LUDINGTON — Life EMS ambulance has asked the city of Ludington for permission to use an area of Stearns Park for a program called Beach 911 on Saturday, Aug. 9.…

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Clawson man arrested for drug possession

July 28, 2014

HAMLIN TWP. — A 37-year-old Clawson, Mich. man was arrested for drunk driving Saturday night after he crashed his vehicle at the intersection of Angling Rd. and Jebavy Dr. Deputies…

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